Red Persimmons DVD
Over a decade in the making, this moving Japanese documentary paints a gentle portrait of one small village's tradition of harvesting persimmons─detailing the work involved in the edible fruit's picking, drying, packaging, and marketing. As technological "improvements" are introduced to bring efficiency to their industry, the challenges of maintaining traditions come into focus. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English; bonus documentary "A Visit to Ogawa Productions" (2004). In Japanese with English subtitles.